Tips and Tricks to Homeownership February 1, 2022

February Home Maintenance Checklist

February is here nothing says “I love you!” like a bit of home maintenance, am I right? It’s time to get a little bit of deep cleaning done before true Spring Cleaning is here. To help I’ve provided a maintenance checklist for you to complete during the month of February.

-Freshen indoor paint on walls, cabinets, doors, and trim.

-Clean and reorganize your laundry room, so it’s clutter-free and more efficient.

-Clean the air duct that connects the back of your dryer to the outside vents.

-Clean the refrigerator condenser coils at the back or on the bottom of the appliance.

-Clean the range hood filter and fan.

-Clean garbage disposal by running it with crushed ice to sharpen, then with baking soda and citrus peels.

-Clean and degrease kitchen cabinets.

-Vacuum the box springs and the mattress top and bottom. Rotate or flip the mattress.

-Check caulking and grout around sinks, showers, and tubs.

-Inspect the roof (with a friend’s help holding the ladder) for missing shingles and damaged vent boots.

-Check the foundation for cracks that can cause significant issues when spring rains arrive.

-Test carbon monoxide and smoke detectors; replace batteries as needed.

Keeping your home looking beautiful is a year-round endeavor! Kick start your cleaning in February to help ease the spring cleaning.

Leah Smith Signature